Frame Price Examples

Due to the large (actually infinite) number of design options, custom frames are generally priced by a quote by phone or email. The tables below provide a general idea of our prices by showing price examples on a range of popular frames in popular widths and standard depths (3/4″ to 1″). For other frame prices and to discuss pricing complete framing or inclusion of additional framing components, please email or call. I am normally able to reply within one working day, and am often immediately available.

Price examples for Compound Mitered frames and Cassettas and Compound Auroras are not shown due to their complexity. But to offer some sense of their prices, we add together the amounts for the component frames, reduced by 10%. For example, Compound Mitered frame No. 2 + Cap 1 at 4″ wide combines the price of the No. 2—3″ and No. 1—1″, less 10%.

Liners and slips range in price from $80 to $250 or more depending on size, width, shape and finish (carving and gilding adding significantly to the price).

Basic Mitered Frames

(March, 2016)

ProfileProfile Width8" x 10" artwork size12" x 16" artwork size16" x 20" artwork size20" x 28" artwork size
No. 11" (and less)$174$191$243$312
No. 12"$204$244$305$387
No. 13"$262$367$418$523
No. 21" (and less)$200$219$279$359
No. 22"$238$285$356$451
No. 23"$317$443$506$632
No. 10.1 "Eastwood"1"$219$241$306$393
No. 10.1 "Eastwood"2"$249$372$351$474
No. 10.1 "Eastwood"3"$315$441$504$630
No. 16.2 "Gimson"1"$257$280$348$439
No. 16.2 "Gimson"2"$285$335$411$512
No. 16.2 "Gimson"3"$349$473$536$660
No. 143 "Hudson"2"$348$417$521$660
No. 143 "Hudson"3"$411$575$657$821
No. 183 "Maybeck"1-1/4"$257$308$360$461
No. 183 "Maybeck"2"$280$335$418$531
No. 183 "Maybeck"3"$371$519$594$742
Nos. 328 "Gloucester" & 3481"$282$310$394$506
Nos. 308 "Curtis" & 3482"$358$430$538$681
Nos. 308 "Curtis", 328 "Gloucester" & 3483"$456$639$729$912
No. 503 "Holland"1-1/2"$279$335$391$503
No. 503 "Holland"2"$336$403$504$639
No. 503 "Holland"3"$420$587$671$839

Mortise-and-Tenon Frames

Prices shown include the flush dowel corner treatment. Other corner treatments:

  • For a single raised square plug in each corner, add $53.
  • For two raised square plugs in each corner, add $105.
  • For a single raised & rounded (proud) dowel in each corner, add $17.
  • For two raised & rounded (proud) dowels in each corner, add $34.

(March, 2016)

ProfileProfile Width8" x 10" artwork size12" x 16" artwork size16" x 20" artwork size20" x 28" artwork size
No. 1000 "Basic Aurora"1" $220 $237 $289 $359
No. 1000 "Basic Aurora"2" $258 $299 $360 $441
No. 1000 "Basic Aurora"3" $330 $434 $487 $592
Nos. 1000/1001 OS “Cloister”1" $307 / $372 $329 / $394 $394 / $459 $482 / $546
Nos. 1000/1001 OS “Cloister”2" $349 / $442 $399 / $493 $474 / $568 $575 / $668
Nos. 1000/1001 OS “Cloister”3" $444 / $587 $574 / $717 $639 / $782 $769 / $912
Nos. 1200/1201 "Kelmscott"1" $333 / $396 $355 / $418 $422 / $485 $510 / $573
Nos. 1200/1201 "Kelmscott"2" $373 / $473 $423 / $523 $498 / $600 $599 / $703
Nos. 1200/1201 "Kelmscott"3" $455 / $603 $580 / $727 $642 / $789 $766 / $914
No. 2001 “Yoshida”3/4"—1" $330 $347 $399 $469
Nos. 4000/4001 “Four-Square Basic”1"—1" $248 / $298 $269 / $318 $330 / $379 $411 / $460
Nos. 4000/4001 “Four-Square Basic”1-1/2"—1-1/2" $250 / $312 $291 / $353 $332 / $394$414 / $476
Nos. 4000/4001 “Four-Square Basic”2″—2-1/2″ $281 / $394 $348 / $461 $393 / $506 $483 / $596
Nos. 4000/4001 “Four-Square Basic”2-1/2″—3" $324 / $466 $403 / $545 $481 / $623 $586 / $728

Adirondacks

Prices shown assume the flush dowel corner treatment. For single raised square plug corner treatment add $53. For two raised square plugs in each corner, add $105.

(March, 2016)

ProfileProfile Width8" x 10"12" x 16"16" x 20"20" x 28"
Adirondack1"$277$295$347$417
Adirondack2"$333$373$435$516
Adirondack3"$426$528$578$680

A Note on Our Prices

By providing frames designed and made with real integrity—designed to endure in every way—we offer unparalleled value. It’s important to understand that our prices are cost-based and reflect the quality of the materials and especially the significant labor involved, as well as the framing design service that is integral to our work. In this regard, our frames are a breed apart from the overwhelming majority of frames available, being made individually and from scratch, out of solid premium hardwoods, and are not only beautiful in themselves, but beautifully suited to your particular picture.

The main factors effecting a frame’s price are its size; the width, shape and complexity of the profile; joinery and carving. Besides the frame itself, a complete custom framing job also involves fitting the picture and any components inside the frame, including matting and glass. The total for these factors typically ranges from $40 (for fitting a small oil painting) to $250 (for a larger piece with matting, u.v. or Museum glass, special hinging, etc).

Finally, it’s important to know that our design approach, while taking into account the unique traits of each picture, are restrained and aesthetically economical, so that while the frame itself may cost more than those from other frame shops, the complete frame job may be less. The best example of this is our use of the method of framing close, which minimizes the components of the frame as well as the over-all size of the frame, glass and matting.